Mellanox And ProLabs Partner To Deliver LinkX Portfolio
Mellanox Technologies and ProLabs have announced a partnership that aims to instigate changes within the data centre market.
ProLabs, the leading independent provider of global optical network infrastructure products, has revealed that it has been appointed to supply Mellanox's comprehensive LinkX product portfolio. The suite of products includes the 10, 40 and 56Gb/s InfiniBand and Ethernet QSFP+ and SFP+ cables and modules for the EMEA region and the United States.
Combining ProLabs’ expertise in optical networking with Mellanox’s position as a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions could see some major changes in the data centre space. Specifically the pair have said the products will have a bit error rate (BER) of better than 10, while also supplying 100 per cent production tested cables.
Furthermore, the Direct Attach Cables (DACs) with coloured jackets and coloured pull tabs promise to reduce the chance of error in connecting server, switch and routing ports. This in turn will shorten cluster installation time, and simplify interconnect debugging and network management.
ProLabs CEO Nick Moglia commented: "It's a very significant strategic opportunity for both firms.
"Mellanox is synonymous with highly advanced and innovative interconnect technology and ProLabs have established themselves as one of the leading innovators in providing reliable, cost-effective components in the network product space. Together we believe we develop high-quality technology, which is reliable, robust and cost-effective."
Darrin Chen, vice president of worldwide channel sales at Mellanox Technologies, added: "Whether the application is Ethernet or InfiniBand, cloud or Web 2.0, server to top-of-rack, server to storage or switch to switch, LinkX cables and modules maximise ROI with superior performance, flexibility and scalability."
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